The Highway Traffic Act dictates that drivers must leave one metre between their motor vehicle and the bicycle when passing cyclists on Ontario roads. Anyone who cycles in Toronto knows that this almost never happens. Obviously, if this actually happened, there would be far fewer bike accidents in Toronto.
Toronto cyclist, Warren Huska, has a unique way to ensure that drivers give him the legislatively mandated one-metre cushion; he has installed a pool noodle that extends horizontally one metre from the rear of his bike.
Warren Huska is a long-time cycle-commuter. His pool noodle technique is one of the more creative methods I have seen to improve his safety while cycling.
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